Sunday Night Chat
Everyone's last chance to see some baseball for a few days, join the fun in Parachat.
|*Shumaker 2B||*Fuld CF|
|*Rasmus CF||Theriot SS|
|Pujols 1B||Lee 1B|
|Ludwick RF||Ramirez 3B|
|*Ankiel LF||Soriano LF|
|Molina C||# Bradley RF|
|*Thurston 3B||Baker 2B|
|Wainwright P||#Hill C|
|Ryan SS||Wells P|
A win, and the Cubs are tied for 2nd and 1.5 back of the Cardinals heading into the break. A loss and their 3.5 back from the Cardinals and in third place.
The Tucker Barnhart reactions after each Kris Bryant HR are kind of priceless.
...but, he's also good at home runs, too.
technically a wp...that said, a good catcher can turn a good amount of wp into blocked balls that don't show up on the stats.
schwarber, for instance, was really bad at stopping wild pitches because of how stiff he was behind the plate.
Was that a wp or pb really? Unbelievable turn-around with this club. 8 runs will not be enough to win this game.
The Rich Harden Experience 2.0
35sb, 2cs...3pb...playing in his 36th start (39th total)...
miggy is not having a good time behind the plate this season.
He hasn't been able to consistently throw his off speed for strikes since the beginning of the season and batters are starting to wait him out. He said this week on the radio that he hasn't had a feel for the off speed stuff all season but he was the same way last season and was better the second part so...hopefully? I'm a bit worried.
Also I seem to be a bad jinx lately where when I start watching the Cubs start losing and once I stop watching they score runs. So I am sorry everyone.
bryant is good at doubles.
is Arrieta staying in to try and get him the win or because the bullpen has been the sucks?
fwiw, Arrieta is the 2nd easiest pitcher in baseball to steal off of behind Lester.
*edit* at least for this year, actually Syndergaard is by far the easiest to steal off of (23 SB allowed...now 28 after tonight's game). Lester just 10 so far (no one is getting on-base anyway and Ross has 6 CS for him...and I don't even know if that counts the pick-offs by Ross). Arrieta with 10 allowed so far ...I think 12 now with tonight's game.
that's an opposite field HR by Arrieta....Stephen A. Smith hot take coming soon.
arrieta gets his 2nd HR on the year...2 hit day.
didn't expect to have to clarify WHICH Bryant HR I was talking about...(it was the first).
bryant is good at home runs.